Ian Warden

Ian Warden

Crowds get their rainbow rags on for the National Folk Festival

Ian Warden Those who flock to the National Folk Festival are delightfully hairy, dishevelled and eccentrically dressed.

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Ukulele more than strum of its parts

Ian Warden Through the magic of soul travel, Mozart never misses Canberra's National Folk Festival and was there in spirit at EPIC on Wednesday, listening to Jeff Peterson's ukulele workshop.

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Canberra's National Capital Plan explains the whiteness of city buildings

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Ian Warden Why is Canberra so white? An environmental engineer leaps to tell us that ''the answer to your question lies in the National Capital Plan''.

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Charles Landry: white knight for a thinking city

Ian Warden 'Why is Canberra so white?'' Charles Landry wondered aloud.

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Cheeses, that was a close call for William

Ian Warden Blessed are the cheesemakers, and here is a circa 1880 photograph of cheesemaker William Mussared.

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Griffith's Party, or how to eat your bike

Bess Kenway's 'Pea Bike'.

Ian Warden If only we could get our children as enthusiastic about broccoli as Canberra installation artist Bess Kenway is.

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Pamela Yonge joins a new crop remembering the fallen in Eddison Park

Ian Warden Young Canberrans know Woden's Eddison Park as the site of a modern skatepark. For Pamela Yonge, it has deeper associations.

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A 16,000 kilometre walk to support sick children

Ian Warden James ''Jimmy'' Harrington's athletic feet and legs are taking him on a year-long 16,000 kilometre anti-clockwise walk right around Australia.

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Exploring the mysteries of sex and our city

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Ian Warden This column's unhealthy preoccupation with sex goes on and on... And here we go again.

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A nation's sob: the first Anzac Day

Ian Warden Anzac Day is almost upon us and here is a poignant still image from the first Anzac Day in 1916.

Tony Abbott opens new Canberra Airport terminal

Open for business: Capital Airport Group chairman Terry Snow with Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the new Canberra Airport terminal.

Ian Warden There was a lot for Prime Minister Tony Abbott to compete with as he opened the new Canberra Airport terminal.

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Hollbrook wants landmark oddity in stitches

Ian Warden Once upon a time everyone driving between Sydney and Melbourne drove through the middle of Holbrook and ogled the submarine.

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Bearded visage a slap in the face for smooth types

Ian Warden WARNING. Narcissistic men with immaculate, metrosexual beards may take great offence at this item.

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New Guinea calls the koel

Ian Warden Canberra's newsworthy koels are girding up their loins to fly away to Papua New Guinea. Some have left already.

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What's their game? Cockatoos favour playing at the net

Ian Warden One morning last week Ainslie Tennis Club's was swarming with sulphur-crested cockatoos. Gang-gang investigated.

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How they got their messages across

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Ian Warden Postcards from Gallipoli a poignant reminder of the Great War.

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In the society of huntsman, the mild-mannered spider

Ian Warden Be kind to the mild-mannered huntsman spiders in your home.

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Spiders' paradise in our backyard

Ian Warden The slopes of Mt Ainslie are a paradise for the social huntsman Delena cancerides.

Parrot down: Pegleg Pete touches down on Gungahlin Drive

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Ian Warden Pegleg Pete made an inelegant landing on Gungahlin Drive Expressway on Monday Morning, Canberra Day

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Canberra Day: Oh for a parrot instead of Skywhale

Pegleg Pete balloon from Illinois.

Ian Warden Landlubbers' favourite hot-air balloon at this year's Canberra Balloon Spectacular is Pegleg Pete.